One More Spiritual Question

What if you think you are going in the right direction but don’t like it or feel empty about it? [Read more...]

A Brother’s Wisdom 23

Community’s advance and progress and are formed when those communities put away things that destroy and work against community. If quick-to-listen and slow-to-speak are two major characteristics of community, then James 1:21 describes the things that need eradication: 19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and [Read More...]

Romance and Marriage Vows

David Blankenhorn, in a column in 1997 (and anthologized in a book my class is reading –  Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying (The Ethics of Everyday Life) ), discusses the potential symbolic value of marriage vows. He speaks of two changes in marriage vows today: 1. Modern vows routinely omit [Read More...]

Lenten Confession

Most holy and merciful Father: We confess to you and to one another, and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. The Celebrant continues We have [Read More...]


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